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About Water Lily

Best grown in moist, acidic, humusy soils in part shade to full shade. Plants may be grown from seed, but will not flower for 4-5 years. Quicker and better results are obtained from planting corms which are sold by many bulb suppliers and nurseries.

In addition, offsets from mature plants may be harvested and planted.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Kamal, Lotus
Maximum Reachable Height upto 0.50 feet
Flower Colour Any color
Bloom Time April
Difficulty Level easy to grow

Planting and care

  • The Lotus plant should be fertilized sparingly for the first year.
  • Too much fertilizer may cause the Lotus foliage to burn.
  • A Lotus plant that is established can be fed every 3 or 4 weeks during the growing season.
  • Care must be taken when inserting fertilizer tabs, because the growing tip and new growth can be damaged.
  • It is important to protect the Lotus roots from freezing.
  • Lotus can winter over in the pond if the pond depth is below the freeze line for your area.
  • In late fall, the yellowed foliage should be cut off and the plant lowered to the deepest part of the pond.
  • Or you may lift the tubers after the plant has died back during the fall.
  • If you lift the tubers, store them in a cool, frost-free location until late spring.
  • To help prevent mildew and rotting, store them in living sphagnum moss.

    Water Lily care

    Sunlight Full sun to part shade
    Watering They grow in water
    Soil Muddy water
    Temperature 21 C
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

    Water Lily special feature

    Naturalize in moist soils in shaded areas of native plant gardens, shade gardens, woodland gardens or wild/naturalized areas. Also grows well in pond or stream banks or in shady areas of rock gardens.

    Water Lily uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • The plant is used for ornamental purpose
    • Its generally kep outdoor in pond

    Medicinal Use:

    • The flower is used to brew lotus teas, which relieves cardiac complications and helps to stop bleeding

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    A lotus plant cannot grow in the desert why?

    Because they have adapted to life in water so have developed leaves that are able to lose water quickly and easily. Put them in the desert and that tendency to lose water will be deadly

    When to plant lotus?

    You can plant Lotus in April to September.

    Which part of lotus plant is edible?

    All the parts of the Lotus plant are edible like rhizome and leaves.Note- Please consults your health advisor before application or consuming of plants or plant parts.

    What is lotus plant used for?

    Lotus is one of the popular flowering plants with many medicinal properties. Roots help in removal of toxic wastes from body and also helpful in reducing body heat. Rhizomes are useful in treating small pox, throat complications, pigmentation problems in skin and diarrhoea. Note- Please consults your health advisor before application or consuming of plants or plant parts.

    Is lotus plant lucky?

    Yes, Lotus plant is lucky and flower is considered a symbol of fortune in Buddhism. Lotus flowers are essential part of Durga Puja in West Bengal.

    When to plant lotus tubers?

    You can plant Lotus tubers in April to September month.

    Are lotus plants hardy?

    Yes, Lotus plants are hardy.

    Is lotus plant a herb?

    Yes, Lotus plant is aquatic perennial herb.

    Why is my lotus plant dying?

    The main reasons of dying Lotus plant are as follows 1. Plant does not get proper sunlight. 2. Lack of nutrient. 3. Disease and pest infestation. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    Lotus plant have roots?

    Yes, Lotus plant have roots.

    How to plant lotus seeds?

    Scrape the seed with a file. Using a standard metal file, scrape the hard seed casing to reveal the cream-colored core. Do not file any of the core away or else your lotus will not grow. Filing away the outer casing allows water to reach the core Place your seeds in warm water. Use a glass or transparent plastic container so that you can see when the seeds start to sprout. Fill the container with dechlorinated water between 24 and 27 °C. Your seeds should start to sprout after 4 or 5 days of soaking. However, if you transfer them to the potting container (10-12 inches) to early, they will likely fail Ideally, your soil should be 2 parts clay and 1 part river sand. If you use commercial potting soil to topsoil for houseplants, it will float to the surface once you submerge your tub in water Press the sprouted seeds into the soil about 4 inches (10 cm) apart.

    Does lotus need sunlight?

    Yes, Lotus need 4-6 hours of direct bright sunlight a day.

    What does the lotus plant symbolize?

    The Lotus flower is regarded in many different cultures, especially in eastern religions, as a symbol of purity, enlightenment, self-regeneration and rebirth. Its characteristics are a perfect analogy for the human condition

    What to feed lotus plants?

    You can use any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June-July).

    When do lotus plants flower?

    Lotus plants flower in early and mid-June.

    When to plant lotus seedlings?

    Plant Lotus seedlings from March to May.

    Can lotus plant grow without soil?

    No, because it requires soil to grow.

    Do lotus plants need soil?

    Yes, it requires soil to grow

    Why does lotus plant float on water?

    The stems of lotus contain air pockets throughout their length that enables the leaves and flowers to float above water.

    Why lotus plants are adapted to live in water?

    It is Aquatic plant so it is adapted with very wide and disc shaped leaves. This allows them to float on water and absorb large amount of sunlight.

    Are lotus plants invasive?

    Lotus is very showy and attractive, but potentially invasive of some wetland habitats

    Can you grow lotus plant indoors?

    No you cannot plant lotus flowers indoor

    How do lotus plants reproduce?

    Lotus plant can reproduce through seeds and rhizomes.

    Can I plant lotus in a pot?

    Yes, you can plant Lotus in the pot.Choose a pot having of 7-10 inch upper diameter.

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